Stuffed Delicata Squash - gluten free, vegan

Ingredients

3 delicata squash
3/4 cup millet
1/4 cup wild rice
2 1/4 cups water
1 small onion, diced
1 bunch tuscan, also known as dino kale, chopped
2 large swiss chard leaves and stem, trimmed
1 small radicchio, about 1/2 cup chopped
1 granny smith apple, diced (when buying organic keep the skin on for more fiber and nutrients)
3 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
2 handfuls dried cranberries
1 cinnamon stick
3 teaspoons tamarind paste (I use NEERA’S pure tamarind paste)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons ground curry
3 teaspoons kosher salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Earth Balance Spread

Preparation

1
Preheat the oven temperature to 400 degrees F
2
Delicata Squash:
3
Slice the squash in half, lengthwise.
4
Scoop out all the seeds with a spoon, set aside for roasting, if desired.
5
Roast for 20-30 minutes, until it is soft to the touch. No salt or oil needed.
6
Millet/Wild Rice:
7
Meanwhile in a small saucepan set over medium high heat, add water and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
8
When boiling, add millet and rice, cover and reduce to simmer.
9
Cook for 20-25 minutes until you see little holes for fluffiness.
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For Stuffing:
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In a large saute pan set on medium heat, add oil, and Earth balance spread.
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When melted add diced onions.
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Toss to coat onions well for a minute.
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Then add the cinnamon stick, curry, cumin, cinnamon. Combine well.
15
Add diced apples, stir for 2-3 minutes until just beginning to soften.
16
Add kale, swiss chard and remaining 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Toss well (I use tongs to grab and turn over big leafy greens, no mess). It will look like a huge amount in the pan but it will shrink within a minute.
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Add radicchio, and cranberries. Combine well.
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Cook for another minute until greens have softened but still have a little firmness.
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Add tamarind paste, and pepitas, mix well, cook another minute until done.
20
Add the millet/wild rice mixture to the pan, mix.
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Scoop stuffing mixture into the halved delicata squash shells.
22
Serve hot or warm.

 



About

This Stuffed Delicata Squash is a complete meal. The delicata squash is a mild, sweet tasting squash, similar to a sweet potato, filled with millet, apple, cranberries, kale, pumpkin seeds and more. It's a fall harvest of foods combined into a hearty and delicious gluten free, grain free, vegan meal.

Other Names:

stuffed squash

Yield:

Makes 6 servings

Added:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 9:40am

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